Homecomings, not talking Saints volleyball and photo bombing

By Chris Freud Apparently, there was a big volleyball game on Wednesday, so we’ll keep this brief, or as brief as I can.First off, happy Homecoming to Battle Mountain, and early Homecoming wishes to Eagle Valley. (The Devils are next week.) People, keep your eyes on the prize during the hoopla. To preempt the talk […]

Battle Mountain tops Devils in four sets

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Yes, Battle Mountain volleyball coach Jason Fitzgerald will be played by Danny Glover in the made-for-television movie.“I’m getting too old for this,” the coach said during the fourth set of his team’s match against Eagle Valley in Edwards on Wednesday.Of course, there will be a sequel — Oct. 24 in […]

Local teen brings Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event to Vail

By John LaConte VAIL — Last year local student Melissa McCalley started becoming more familiar with the hospital than an 12-year-old kid should be. In November her mom, Marci McCalley, was diagnosed with leukemia and started receiving treatment.As a young child, Melissa had a few friends afflicted with the disease. She remembers participating in the […]

Eagle residents desire increased recycling options

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — According to the town’s recently completed survey, Eagle residents are more than happy with their current trash service.But that doesn’t mean they don’t want more.From July 6 through Aug. 14, the town conducted an online survey to ask residents what they think about the refuse and recycling services provided by […]

Rising costs hit Eagle senior care center

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The Castle Peak Senior Care Center is rising out of the ground, and so are the construction costs associated with building it.Ground-breaking ceremonies were celebrated July 16 for the Castle Peak Senior Care Community — a 64-bed skilled nursing and assisted living senior care facility located on a 5-acre site […]

Vail Daily column: Election season is upon us again

By Edward Stoner Greetings Eagle County voters; election season is upon us again! On Oct. 14, we will be mailing approximately 26,000 ballots for the Nov. 3 election. The issues and races on the ballot you receive will be specific to your residential address, so please make sure you contact us if you have moved. […]

Police say man tried to abandon stolen vehicle near Dotsero

By Randy Wyrick DOTSERO — A Minnesota man who was allegedly trying to abandon a stolen pickup truck was spotted by Eagle County sheriff’s deputies walking away from the vehicle, allegedly dragging a suitcase full of stolen items behind him.Donald James Miller, 26, of White Bear Lake, Minn., has already been charged in Minnesota with […]

Local halfpipe skier Taylor Seaton becomes an FIS judge en route to win at the NZ Freeski Open

By John LaConte AVON — When the International Ski Federation became involved in freeskiing a few years ago, local resident and X Games athlete Taylor Seaton was pretty skeptical. Fearing the federation would push halfpipe skiing in the wrong direction, Seaton rebelled against the FIS and the organizational changes it brought to his sport.To make […]

Body of teen found in chimney after seven years

By Staff Reports WOODLAND PARK — The Teller County coroner says there probably won’t be many answers in the case of an 18-year-old man whose remains were found in the chimney of an abandoned cabin less than a mile from his home. The remains were found last month when contractors were tearing down the cabin, […]

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area patrollers honored for life-saving efforts

By Alli Langley Arapahoe Basin Ski Area patroller Tim Walsh was at the top of Black Mountain Express when he heard the call.“We knew right away it was bad,” said Walsh.The third-year patroller had been nervous about handling a life-or-death situation. He knew icy conditions and a groomed trail likely meant high speeds.Plus, he said, […]